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KRON
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
be slashed. the pentagon would take a major hit because they have a huge civilian work force. >> more than 80 percent of our civilians were outside of the d.c. metro area. >> one economist david that more than 2 million people will be out of work and 10 percent of them will be in california. >> coming up on kron 4 news weekend we will have the latest on the legal case against olympic debu double amputee oscar pistorius. but first, let's take a live look outside as san francisco. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ i'm just red carpets, big spectacles and the a-list. that's only the beginning. i have more than one red carpet. i like all sorts of spectacles. from the grandiose, to the impromptu... t
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 4:30am PST
by the end of the month. as susan mcginnis reports, the pentagon is already slashing military costs. >>> reporter: the uss truman was scheduled to pull out of norfolk, virginia tomorrow to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came that truman will stay in port in order to save money. >> playing the waiting game pretty much. it's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> reporter: the pentagon is cutting u.s. aircraft carriers' presence overseas ahead of $55 billion in budget cuts that kick in march 1. >> this is not a game. >> reporter: outgoing defense secretary leon panetta says congress' inability to find a way to avoid the cuts has endangered america's security. >> these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy and they would degrade our ability to respond to crises precisely at a time of rising instability across the road. >> reporter: the idea is that the budget cuts would be so objectionable here on capitol hill that congress would agree on an alternative. that has proven to be easier said than don
ABC
Feb 28, 2013 4:30am PST
history and obtained documents from the pentagon dilling his service in the marine corps for six years where he served as a military police officer and was in the army for three years where he flew blackhawk helicopters. he received several medals including for being a sharp shooter but was convicted of being a peeping tom and lived in berkeley where the former neighbor considering moving away after learning of his criminal past. >> i didn't know until i googled him because i heard rumors you should probably google this go. i did and i saw his picture and i was shocked. >> cruz police say he was picked up on friday for disorderly conduct involving alcohol. the fair said they were at the son's house about breaking into a co-workers home and they were shot. >> hundreds have sent condolences to our facebook page. you can share your thoughts, as well. >> new this morning, bart directors are meeting to vote on whether to increase rider fares and parking fees. abc7 news amy hollyfield is live at the walnut creek bart station with details. amy? >> next year it would be 5.2 percent increase on
ABC
Feb 28, 2013 5:00am PST
. the pentagon has release the documents detailing goulet's service in the marine corps for six years and he was in the army for three years from 2004 to 2007, and was convicted of being a peeping tom in oregon, santa cruz police arrest logs show he was picked up on friday for disorderly conduct and told the it teen the sergeant baker and detective butler were looking for goulet to question him about breaking into a co-workers home and making inappropriate advances towards her. that is when they were shot. stay with abc for continuing coverage of the santa cruz officers killed and you can always get updates any time on our facebook page abc7 news and you can also find us on twitter@abc7news bay area. >> an 11-year-old boy has been missing since monday. miles never returned to the foster home after school on monday. he could be with his birth mother. she does not have a known address but is frequently seen in the east bay. anyone with information about miles should contact police. >> new details this morning on the search for the prime suspect in the las vegas shooting that claimed the life o
FOX
Feb 27, 2013 7:00am PST
chuck hagel, is makes his first remarks to the pentagon employees. >> the great nation and the tremendous force for food that america is. i want toking a knowledge much -- i want to acknowledge much of our leadership here today, specifically, we have the deputy secretary of defense ash carter who was here chairman, joint chiefs, we have the staff of the army. makes me shake a little. sergeant -- [laughter] >> these are live pictures. chuck hagel speaking live at the pentagon. first remarks to the employees there. now we also want to show you some new video of hagel arriving at the pentagon this morning. hagel was confirmed by the senate just yesterday after a bitter seven-week fight on capitol hill. just four republicans joined republicans in backing the -- the democrats in backing the confirmation. president obama calls hagel the defense secretary the nation needs and the leader our troops deserve. >>> what's moving. markets higher this morning? new disturbing information on the alleged gunman in the santa cruz shooting. >>> first it was the island of lanai and now lar
NBC
Feb 21, 2013 5:00am PST
they would have. the vast majority would affect pentagon employees, defense secretary leon panetta has already said a one day a week furlough for pentagon employees for defense department employees. that means about a 20% pay cut. there are others out there who could be affected by this. going to the airport, tsa workers could lose 9,000 agents. that could mean some long lines at security. 1,000 fbi agents. border patrol agents as well could be lost. food inspectors could be temporarily furloughed according to what we're hearing and a number of other programs. the democrats in particular say would hit the middle class and working families harder. where are we now? behind the scenes aides are trying to work out a deal. some sort of compromise to prevent these $85 billion in automatic spending cuts from happening march 1st. jon? >> tracie potts from washington d.c. thank you very much. >>> there's news the white house this morning is considering urging the supreme court to overturn california's controversial proposition 8. there are more details with impact on the president's decision. g
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 4:30am PST
as access to on-base stores and services. the move comes 16 months after the pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay servicemembers. an announcement is expected in the next few days. >>> great britain is closer to legalizing same-sex marriage. the house of commons passed a bill that would enable same-sex couples to get married in civil and religious ceremonies. the bill must go through several more stages though before it becomes law. the church of england and the conservative party are among the bill's strongest opponents. >>> governor brown is taking on the cowboys in texas who are trying to lure california companies away. here's his response to a new radio campaign out of the lone star state. >> not even a burp, barely a fart. should i liken it when i stand by the ocean? it's a big nothing. a lot of these texans who come here don't go back. >> the spots by texas governor rick perry tout the lower cost of doing business there. he makes regular trips out west as well trying to convince california companies to move. >>> well, we all know the bay ar
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 4:30am PST
% to the pentagon, 5% to domestic agencies operating budgets. >>> president obama will meet today with japanese prime minister shinzo abay. they will be discussing the north korea nuclear threat. the united states and japan have a security alliance that dates back decades now. the two leaders will also talk about trade and other economic issues. >>> united airlines will keep boeing 787s grounded until june. boeing will go to the faa today with plans to fix the plane's battery problems. the 787 dreamliner has been grounded since two incidents last month. the japanese investigators say they found an oil leak caused by an improper paint job that disabled a switch. they are still looking into the battery issues. >>> hewlett-packard's latest report shows better-than- expected results. hp profits fell 16% in the latest quarter but that was better than wall street and even hp expected. ceo meg whitman said it may take several years before the company is on solid ground again. hp's revenue has dropped for six consecutive quarters compared to the previous year. >>>
CBS
Feb 27, 2013 4:30am PST
in at the pentagon this morning as the new secretary of defense. the bitter seven week fight over his nomination ended yesterday as the senate voted 58-41 to confirm him. hagel by the way is a republican. but he got the votes of only 4 republican senators. many in the gop feel he is hostile towards israel and too soft on iran. >>> another swearing-in ceremony set right here in san francisco. that's for the two women who will assume new leadership roles in the government. mayor ed lee has appointed katie tan go. as the city's newest supervisor and replaces carmen chiu who is the new assessor recorder. both will be sworn in at their new posts later this morning. >>> and public safety and job creation in oakland will be highlighted in the state of the city address. jean quan is expected to highlight the city gaining 5,000 jobs over the last year as well as the booming housing market in oakland. she delivers her second annual address at city hall at 7:00. >>> wall street apparently liked what ben bernanke has to say about the economy. stocks rallied after the fed
FOX
Feb 6, 2013 5:00am PST
be granted some benefits. leon panetta is spented to make that announcement and the pentagon has reportedly been going over which benefits they could extend without violating the defensive marriage act. this includes military housing. >>> vice-president joseph biden will administer the oath of office secretary of state john kerry in a swearing in. john kerry has been working at his new job since monday and he said he is making security of american diplomats around the world a prior yourty. -- priority. that comes after what happened last friday, a suicide bomber outside the u.s. embassy in turkey. >>> they are considering a crackdown on certain landlords. supervisors say it would require soft structured buildings to make them seismically safe. there are at least 3,000 structures like those throughout the city. the program will require soft structures to be retrofitted by 20/20 and if not landlords face heavy fines. the city could post a sign saying they violate earthquake safety codes. >>> even though they lost big, his team is no push over. in fact he told his players to intentionally -- >
FOX
Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST
limited food is just some of the things they are dealing with. >>> the pentagon investigation cleared general allan of any misconduct of e-mails with jill kelley. those e-mails were revealed during the investigation that brought down general david petraeus. sources close to general allen say he is still not sure what he wants to do. >>> we will hear from the national rifle association as kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. newsroom, they are taking a direct shot at president barack obama's state of the union address. >> reporter: president barack obama called on congress to vote on gun control proposals with gun violence victims right there in the audience. >> they deserve a vote. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords deserves a vote... [applauds] >> the families of newtown connecticut deserve a vote... [applauds] >> reporter: they will directly respond to president barack obama's state of union address and the nra said only one thing can prevent gun violence in school and that's increased security. the group released an ad saying they released statistics proving the pres
KRON
Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news the pentagon expected to announce a big policy change the will affect same-sex couples. that is coming up in three minutes. plus, watching bay area weather. a change is coming in your forecast. a full check of the weather in traffic. and new details in the rescue operation that ended the 7 day hostage standoff in alabama. we will talk about that when we come back. this cisold season, nasl congestion won't stop me. i made the clear choice.e. claritin-d.. decongesngtant productsn the shelf can take hours to start working.. claritarin-d starts to workn just 30 minutes. powepor through nasal congestion fast. get geclaritin-d at the pharmacy counter.r. [ m [ale announcer ] when heit comes to the financianal obstacles milimitary families face, w e understand. ou r financial advice is igeared specifically to cuo rrenten and former mily membemrs and their families. [ laughaus ] dad! ! dad!ad [ applappuse ] [ mal me announcer ] life br ings obstacles. usaua brings retirement adv. call orl visit us online. we'wre ready to help. learnea mo
KRON
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
of the three reporting agencies. pentagon officials say the department is not extended some housing benefits to same-sex partners of service members. this is because the issue requires more you and military leaders are worried that it might be on fair. the pentagon is dealing a number detail in a number of other benefits that will be extended to same-sex partners including identification cards and will provide access to commissaries and other services. the military services have until october 1st but the changes into effect. >> the highway four expansion project is now in its final phase. it will include a long awaited bart extension for its east contra costa county bart riders. it is called the bart. caltrans is extending 10 mi. from the dead bird bay point station to hillcrest and the city of antioch. the new bart trains have an environmentally friendly technology. the work on the and jacket system began back in 2010, bar plans to launch a new service in 2017. >> a man is mauled by dog at and east oakland and our neighbors want answers as why a pack of dogs are still the neighborhood after
KRON
Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
of tragic. another voted expected later this month. >> the pentagon is creating a new metal that can be awarded to troops to have a direct impact on combat operations, but had never set foot in a combat zone. >> it is called the distinguished warfare metal. current defense secretary leon panetta gave his approval earlier this week. >> the head of the nra is firing back at president obama. >> criticizing comments he made during the state of the union address. >> he was talking to-build audience and says the president did not talk about keeping children safe at school. >> are hearing that he is more interested in taking away the rights of americans. >> the president use the state of the union address to make an impassioned plea for tougher gun control in many people in the audience were victims of gun violence. >> we will be back with >> we are back. angelina jokie and brad pitt jumping into the wine business. >> carl ahezua at the details. they are expected to produce red wine later this year. >> the 20 year-old actress told people magazine she is considering marcass sang it is one o
KRON
Feb 26, 2013 4:00am PST
the pentagon. >> safety officials say more teenagers dying behind the wheel. a new report find that deaths of teenage drivers increased 19% for six months of last year. that is a reversal of a decade-long trend were of raw traffic fatalities declined to historical lows. the study finds the deaths are primarily among 16 and 17 year old. >> pollen season starting earlier this year in some parts of the u.s.. tree pollen is supposed to peak in march. grass pollen in the following weeks. but regions from the nation's capital to north texas off pollen count spike in february. here in the bay area, the tree pollen count is high right now. the most active pollens being cedar in juniper. researchers say if you are allergic, you will want to stay indoors during dawn and dusk when colin count is hire. >> the fda has expanded its approval for a bayer cancer pill to treat tumors of the intestines. regulators approve the drug to treat gastrointestinal tumors that do not respond to other treatment. in a study, patients taking the drug experienced a nearly four month delay in the growth of their to as com
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
the pentagon announced last in they are opening up combat jobs to women. in the interview, the president said that gays should be allowed in the boy scouts, with the national executive board holding a meeting in texas to vote on lifting the ban. >> the u.s. postal service will release a stamp honoring civil rights pioneer rosa parks unveiled during a ceremony in detroit today. it would have been her 100th birthday today. she was arrested in 1955 after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in alabama. she showed the defiance that became a symbol of the civil rights movement. >> it is cloudy but you can see the bay lights. >> it looks like a waterfall on the side of the bay bridge. >> better than having tears. >> now, outside, you can see a lot of people waking up in a bad mood and gray this morning as are the clouds. hopefully the feeling of despair will pass and the sun will come out and make for a brighter afternoon. we have downtown san francisco right here, the mark of a true fan, still wearing your colors after the team lost. you can see i am wearing the gold and red this mor
ABC
Feb 26, 2013 5:00am PST
just before budget cuts hit the pentagon. a new snowstorm is crossing the midsection creating havoc for resolution dens still digging out from last week's blizzard bringing heavy snow to kansas and missouri this morning. you can see in the live pictures how much snow is on the ground. they will have a tough job ahead of them. also, we have hurricane-force winds and these are conditions in kansas, and this is wichita. not many cars. a traffic nightmare on the roads, and so many drivers are strapped the national guard was called in. in albuquerque interstate 40 was shut down and truck drivers had to wait it out. >> it costs money to sit still or to run it much like this, empty. hopefully it is cleared. >> the winds were so strong in north texas it peeled bricks from the side of a building. today there are worries severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are possible across parts of the south and mid-atlantic. so, moving eastward, leaving just a path of destruction. >> absolutely. a lot of snow, two times in a row, they are used to get it once but not twice in the same week or in the sa
ABC
Feb 28, 2013 6:00am PST
and the military service record. the pentagon has released documenteds -- documents. he was with the army for three years where he flew blackhawk helicopters. now let was a military police officer with the marines and received several medicals but goulet was convicts of being a peeping tom in oregon and has other run ins with law enforcement. >> hundreds have shared condolences on our face book page. >> new this morning, you have to start shelling out some extra cash if you take bart. the board is meeting this morning to talk about raising fares and parking fees. amy hollyfield is live in walnut creek with how much more you may have to pay. amy? >> it would be 5.2 percent increase. here is a look at what that would be like for a walnut creek commuter. if you go to the city each day your round trip ticket goes from $9.70 to $10.20 so this is $130 more a year. that is not all. also, they want you to pay more for packing, and increase it by 50 cents every six months. bart officials say they do have a surplus and they are proposing these to help pay for needed improvement down the road and they going t
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
of defense leon panetta's retirement has been delayed. he has to head to the pentagon for another ten days. he seems to be taking it in stride. >> the second best valentines present would be to allow civil i have and i to get the hell out of town. [ laughter ] i feel like it's ground hog day around here. >> reporter: many senate republicans say they will vote to confirm hagel once they get their hands on the information they are requesting. why they say they feel so strongly about getting those answers before voting when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 6:17. san leandro police looking for a man escaped while being handcuffed. last night police stopped him outside of a hotel for a traffic violation. police say he got out of his car and tried to run away but a police officer tackled him. that officer handcuffed one hand before he broke loose. he actually tried to grab the police officers gun. swat teams spent five hours searching for him. he's wanted on charges of battery on an officer. assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. >>
KRON
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST
-the-board budget cuts are scheduled to hit the pentagon. >> the child for the b.p. gulf coast oil spill or resume today. expected to testify will be uc berkeley engineer robert bea who played a prime role in investigating levy breeches and new york and ortolans after hurricane katrina. bea is an expert witness for the plaintiffs who sued b.p. plc and other companies over the deep water are rise in disaster. he shares his theories about will cause bbs make kondo well to blow out in 2010. the explosion 11 workers and spewed an estimated 172 million of gallons of crude oil into the gulf. >> a candlelight vigil was outside pleasant hills city hall to remember those killed and the new town shooting massacre and called for stricter gun laws. the gathering included the reading of the names of those killed in the shooting. those would tend it called for congress to pass stricter gun laws, including universal background checks for those who want to bridges fire arms, and the sullivans man and limits on high-capacity magazines. >> me while the debate over gun control is headed for the senate. the senate ju
KRON
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
panetta address festering is pharaoh's be to the pentagon this morning. >> the latest task combined with missile launches. experts predicting that north korea is trying to develop a nuclear warhead capable of reaching the united states. >> the detonation with about half the size of the nuclear blast in hiroshima during world war two. >> is as we registered as a 5.1 earthquake on the usgs seismic equipment. >> we're learning that president obama will announce that his state of the union address tonight that 34,000 troops will be home from afghanistan by next year. >> we also know the president will focus on boosting job creation, reducing gun violence and revamping immigration. >> he may also is a delays with north korea nuclear test we will see. after tonight's speech to president will hit the road to drum up support for his agenda. hitting three states in the next three days. >> al ceo tim cook will be among those in the capital aryan's as president obama delivers his state of the union address tonight. >> cooke is one the guest/first lady michelle obamas. >> the invitation is the
CBS
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
in syria. the plan was directed by david petraeus and backed by pentagon leaders and secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during a senate hearing on libya and republicans had some tough questions for panetta, who revealed he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead and explained why the pentagon didn't send any war planes. >> reporter: the reason planes were not launched the attack came in two waves in two different locations and after the first wave ended after about an hour and a half they all thought it was over plus he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> you can't just willy-nilly send f-16s there and blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> reporter: under questioning by republicans secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey say they were aware in the months before attack u.s. ambassador chris stevens was worried about s
FOX
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
furloughs today. the pentagon just announced a news conference at 10:00 a.m. pacific to lay out how these automatic spending cuts will affect our spending. there are about 170 federal civilian workers in california. most of them would be furloughed for up to 22 days. that's equivalent to a 20% pay cut over a six-month period. now, those furloughs would not kick in until april, even if sequestration takes effect next friday. businesses that work for the federal government would also cut back. >> that waiting and failing to spend now is what could lead to unemployment now and difficulties later. . >> reporter: we'll -- we'll take a look at what the long- term effects could be on -- on california -- next. >> thank you. >>> a group that supports same- sex marriage is launching a $is million -- is launching a $1 million campaign featuring clips of president obama, former first lady laura bush, colin powell and former vice president, dick cheney, all expressing support for same-sex marriage. the group says the goal of the tv ad is to show there is bipartisan support for same-sex marriage
KRON
Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
as new york city's mayor from 1978 to 1989. he was 88 years old. >> the pentagon as laying off up to 46,000 temporary workers as it braces for automatic budget cuts to kick in next month. 9.4 percent budget cuts across the board are due this year after the so-called fiscal cliff. lawmakers made a last-minute deal in january of folly to start date until march 1st. the cuts are expected to hit defense particularly hard, slicing $490 billion from the department's budget over the next decade. twitter says hikers may have gained access to data on some 250,000 users. it is the latest social me aside to be had by internet security attacks. twitter says it sent e-mail notices users affected after the hacker's gave access to names, e-mail addresses and passwords. the attack follows recent tax into the systems of other companies including the new york times and the wall street journal. >> we are seeing a drop and the dow jones industrial average. we closed above the 14,000 mark for the first time in five years. the dow is getting back in virtually all the gains that we had on friday with the dow
KRON
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
michelle obama. >> spending cuts are forcing the pentagon to cut its aircraft carrier presence in the persian gulf. >> that is due to congressional fighting over automatic spending cuts in washington. >> plans for the u.s. as harry truman to deploy to the gulf later this week have been cancelled. >> world news and new overnight, new images have been released on iran state tv allegedly showing pictures taken from a u.s. drone captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport in a city said to be kandahar , afghanistan. also shows images at a base in eastern iran . >> iran has long claimed did manage to take control of the drone and that is capable launching its own production line for the unman aircraft. u.s. officials say the drone malfunctioned and had to land in iran. >> rescue workers in the solomon islands are having a difficult time reaching remote areas ravaged by yesterday's tsunami. >> this comes at the death toll rose to at least nine people including a child. the tsunami was generated when a powerful 8.0 earthquake hit the town of lata in the easternmost
KRON
Feb 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
problems. or test 50=thousand people for h=i=v. the pentagon says it will cut 64=thousand civilian jobs in california. 130=thousand unemployed californians would lose help in finding jobs. and everyone receiving emergency unemployment benefits will get 11 percent less money. >> developing news-- the county sheriff's office has just released the 9-1-1 tapes from saturday's nascar crash. the crash injured at least 28-spectators at the daytona international speedway in daytona beach, florida. here's one of the 9-1-1 calls from a man who was trying to get medical help for injured fans. >> dispatcher: 9-1-1 where is your emergency? >> yeah, listen we're in section zero. section o. there's two seriously injured people here, okay. they've been calling for paramedics and nobody's shown up. >> dispatcher: okay. >> okay this is from the crash. these people really serious. sprint tower, section zero, row 30. we need help, bigtime quick. >> dispatcher:okay, they're on their way sir.' >> okay, thank you very much. bye. >> despite the crash, the daytona 500 went on as scheduled on sunday. driver jimm
NBC
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
, civilian life so difficult? >> there's nothing in place -- i mean, the pentagon had some things, department of defense had some things, even special forces. they have a few programs for these guys but mostly they don't know about it. >> is that their fault? is the independepentagon doing but is not widely known? >> v.a. will tell you one pentagon program in particular is not widely known. >> navy s.e.a.l.s continue to fight bravely, accomplishing crit critical mission that is keep our nation safe. the details of the bin laden operation are well known. we take seriously the safety and security of our people as well as our responsibility to assist sailors making the transition to civilian life. without more information about this particular case, it would be difficult to determine the degree to which our transition progr programs succeeded. what's the takeaway? >> the takeaway is that i think it's great. i think it's great they're committed to these guys. at the same time what they offered him when he came out from that -- at the end of the raid, the next day or day after the raid was a form
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
news. new nuclear test overnight from a defiant north korea. nbc is live at the pentagon. mick, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, savannah. we've been here before. this one has set off some serious alarm bells. first of all, early readings indicate that this nuclear device exploded by the north koreans may have been anywhere from three to six times more power than than previous tests. at the same time the north koreans claim they were able to achieve that with a much smaller device. that would indicate that they could be making progress in miniaturizing a nuclear weapon and it could be put on a missile and theoretically launched at the you states. no one is confirming that, but it got everyone's attention. this blast got the immediate and sharp response from the white house. president obama says it threatens. u.s. national security. he says the united states will continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. and as matt mentioned a moment ago, the security council at the u.n. meeting at this moment to discuss tightening and increasing sanctions agai
FOX
Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
announcement about that this week. the pentagon reportedly has been reviewing what benefits it would extend without violating the defensive marriage act. the benefits that could legally be extended include military housing. >>> president obama will try to get support today from senate democrats for his second-term agenda. the president is meeting with democratic senators at their annual retreat in annapolis, maryland. president obama will press the senators to present a unified front on immigration control, gun control and -- immigration reform, gun control. >>> several celebrities are among those on capitol hill right now joining the debate over gun control. >> our congress is holding in their hands the power to save lives right now. all they have to do is pass the sensible legislation president obama has recommended. >> comedian chris rock, toniette and amanda peat are -- boneny bennett and amanda peat are among those calling on the background check for guns. >>> redwood police have new plans to tighten security at schools. they include daily visits by officers to elementary school campus
NBC
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> the pentagon is cutting back the number of aircraft carriers in and around the persian gulf from two to one because of budget cuts. the move is expected to save several hundred million dollars. there have been two carriers in the region, though, for the last two years. >>> researchers say there's a new strain of whooping cough out there that may be resistant to the vaccine used for decades. last year was the worst year for whooping cough in the u.s. in more than 50 years. health officials think this new strain may be the reason why. the new germ was first found in france, japan and finland. now it's been found here in the u.s. . and one day after the u.s. postal service announced the end of saturday home mail delivery, in belgium the postal service there is adding something, chocolate flavored stamps. they are especially made to taste and smell like chocolate, definitely worth a second lick. no calories either, i don't think. a massachusetts man hoping his 14-year-old daughter will spend more time hitting the textbooks by staying away from facebook. he drew up a contract and agreed to pay h
NBC
Feb 20, 2013 7:00am PST
is a sequester that goes into effect cutting $85 billion this year. the pentagon notifies congress today of its large-scale furlough plan should those cuts kick in. >>> let's head to wall street. cnbc's jackie deangelis is at the new york stock exchange. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. another day, another cyber attack. this time on apple. authorities believe that the hackers that targeted facebook last week used the same software to attack the mac computers of apple employees. all this, of course, coming on the heels of chrysler, jeep and burger king saying their twitter accounts were hacked. >>> meanwhile it isn't 1999 but investors are sure partying like it is, after nasdaq hit an all-time high. google its stock price topping $800 a share yesterday. natalie? >> all right. jackie at the new york stock exchange, thank you. >>> the vice president is generating some buzz after a facebook town hall chat with parents' magazine and a discussion focusing on joe biden's gun control efforts. he gave frank advice on self-defense. >> if you want to protect yourself, get a double barrel shotgun.
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Feb 25, 2013 7:00am PST
. just in time for spring, national parks like yosemite will see their services cut, the pentagon planning to force more than 700,000 defense department workers to take one day off a week, a 20% pay cut. near quantico marine base in northern virginia, the anticipation is already breeding anxiety. >> people are hunkered down, really afraid to spend any kind of money. >> reporter: there is bipartisan agreement for one thing, both sides seem to agree that these cuts will go into affect at the end of this week. there's also at least some good news. most of the layoffs and furloughs won't actually take place until a month from now. >> maybe they will sort it out at some point. peter alexander at the white house, thank you very much. >>> let's get a check of the top stories of the morning. natalie is here with those. >> good morning to you. >> good morning. welcome back. >> thank you. >> good morning, savannah. in the news this morning, john kerry is in london this morning as he kicks off his first official overseas trip as secretary of state. nbc's foreign chief correspondent andrea mi
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Feb 27, 2013 7:00am PST
those automatic spending cuts. >>> today chuck hagel is taking over at the pentagon after the senate voted 58-41 tuesday to confirm him as defense secretary. he was sworn in this morning. among his big challenges, those looming defense department budget cuts and troop levels in afghanistan. >>> last night in south africa, a private memorial service for model reeva steenkamp. the service planned by olympic runner oscar pistorius who says he shot her by accident on valentine's day. pistorius is charged with premeditated murder. >>> a new honor today for the late civil rights pioneer rosa parks. the unveiling of a statue of her on capitol hill with president obama and congressional leaders taking part. known as the mother of the civil rights movement, rosa parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a montgomery, alabama, city bus back in 1955. this month marks what would have been her 100th birthday. >>> and nicolas cage was the big winner on a recent high school game show in boston when the host chatted with contestants about movies they like. one team was four for four for ni
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